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Session Details2019-01-07T06:21:08-05:00

Introduction to Functional Programming: It Isn’t So Scary

Presented by: Justin Pihony

Functional programming has been around for decades, yet only recently has it become mainstream. It yields simpler, terser code which is easier to both test and debug, among other benefits. However it is still often seen as unapproachable, with zealots touting words like monad, functor, and other, daunting jargon. In this session you will tear down those walls, exposing how much of your code is already functional and even learn the correlated jargon. Then touch on functional dogmatism, and how to combine it all into a pragmatism. Whether you have been on the fence or just want to dig deeper into functional programming, this session will demystify the jargon and show how easy it is to add a functional flare to your own code.

Tags: Functional Programming, JavaLevel: Introductory and overview